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Iraq: how we intervene is key to avoiding folly

It is in Australia’s interest to send troops to Iraq and, though our limited intervention is not yet a disaster, it is deeply worrying. Barbara Tuchman’s 1984 book The March of Folly defines folly as governments pursuing policies contrary to their ow [Read story...]

Obama’s window dressing in Iraq

President Barack Obama’s announcement last week that he will send an additional 450 U.S. troops to Iraq to train and assist the Iraqi Army in its battle against the self-proclaimed Islamic State appears to be a futile gesture. [Read story...]

ISIS says shot down Iraqi fighter plane

People load parts of the wreckage of a Syrian war plane onto a truck after it crashed in Raqqa September 16, 2014. BAGHDAD: ISIS said Thursday it had shot down an Iraqi fighter plane north of the city of Ramadi in Anbar Province. [Read story...]